Happy #Groundhog Day! It’s sort of raining/snowing here in the suburbs of Washington, DC this morning, so I’m doubtful #PotomacPhil will be seeing his shadow today. Six more weeks of winter seems likely. Too bad. I hate #winter!
Still, at least I know that Spring will come. The scenario I’ve set up for the Doomsday Kids has no such assurance. The story began in mid-October, and by the end of Amaranth’s Return it’s mid-December. Not only is it #winter, it’s nuclear winter. My science is good here: after the kinds of atomic blasts that happen in the story, debris would fill the atmosphere and block the sun. No one knows for how long: could be months or years or decades.
Years or decades of #nuclearwinter would mean that almost every living thing on the planet would die! For the purposes of our Doomsday Kids, that won’t happen. The books can be bleak, but trust me, at least ONE of the Doomsday Kids will survive. Which one? HA! I’m not telling!
Just some updates:
1. Amy’s Gift’s rough draft is done. I call it a “crap draft” because it’s so bad, no one will ever see it. But I know the plot now (YAY!) and having a draft means I have some idea of when the finished book will be done. So now you’ll find a pre-order for the e-book up on Amazon.com here.
2. Congratulations to the lucky winners of paperback copies of all three Doomsday Kids books! Just for signing up for the newsletter they’ve got autographed paperback copies coming. I’ll be reaching out to them individually in the next couple of days.
3. We have MORE #SWAG coming: dogtags, compasses, backpacks– all kinds of #Doomsdaykids gear. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out is to sign up for the newsletter!
Happy#GroundhogDay. Stay warm, people! Spring will come!